[Corpora-List] Looking for tools that assign information/discourse structure (topic-comment/topic-focus) to text

wailok tam wailoktam at yahoo.com
Fri May 12 07:30:18 CEST 2017

Hi, I am looking for tools or some github open source codes that can handle the task of telling which part of a sentence is the topic and which part is the comment/focus. I have done some googling and read a few papers. But so far I cannot find anything.  If any expert in the area can give me some idea, I would be extremely grateful. TAM Wai Lok

From: Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira <hroliv at dei.uc.pt>

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Subject: [Corpora-List] 2nd Call for Papers: CC-NLG, Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation

Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation (CC-NLG)A workshop at the International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2017)Santiago Compostela, Spain, 4th September 2017 http://www.ccnlg.org/ CC-NLG 2017 aims to bring together researchers dealing with text generation from a computational creativity (CC) perspective, and researchers in natural language generation (NLG) with an interest in creative aspects, while also discussing the crossovers in CC and NLG, as well as looking to dialogue systems and their creative possibilities, for example in social networks. Discussions at CC-NLG will cover the distinct approaches of CC and NLG brought about by their respective focuses; research in computational creativity has tended to deal less with technical shifts, directed instead at cognition, aesthetics, and novelty; whilst NLG research has tended to focus on the technical and theoretical challenges of topics like readability. However, in recent years this distinction has become far less defined. NLG research deals actively with concepts of style, variation, poetics, and narrative, whilst creative researchers are developing robust implementations. This change can be seen in dialogue systems, where the usability of an interface relies on it handling spontaneous user input. For example, a virtual teacher should be able to process 'Why can't pigs fly?', and a shopping assistant should be able to handle 'What cool movies are out?', while a humorous Twitterbot should be able to digest today's news. These are just a few examples in the broad domain of CC + NLG. Research contributions are solicited on work that takes creativity into a general context, showing how the facets of creative language also enrich useful language. The workshop will still focus on core issues in computational creativity, like narrative, poetics, and humour, yet look to its communicative side. This will be of interest to researchers from computational creativity itself, as well as those looking to apply creative methods within other text generation systems.

# Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Poetry Generation* Story Generation* Generation of Metaphor, Figurative and Rhetorical Language* Generation of Verbal Humor* Personality and Emotion in NLG* Creative Data-to-Text Models* Interactive Language Generation* Character-based Generation* Style Generation

# Paper submission: Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair, at:https://www.easychair.org/ conferences/?conf=ccnlg2017 They should follow the INLG submission format and length limits. We are happy to accept both long papers (8+2 pages) and short papers (4+1 pages). Check instructions at:  https://eventos.citius.usc. es/inlg2017/submissions Accepted papers will be included as INLG Workshop Proceedings on the ACL Anthology. Dual submission with INLG 2017 is permitted, provided that authors notify us on submission, and withdraw from one venue after acceptance on the other.

# Invited talk: The workshop will feature an invited talk by Tony Veale:"A Feast for the Senses in 140 Characters or Less -- Making Generation More Personal, Affective and Perceptually Grounded". (more information at http://www.ccnlg.org/)

# Important dates: * Submissions due: June 2, 2017* Notification of acceptance: July 3, 2017* Early registration deadline: July 15, 2017* Camera-ready papers due: July 20, 2017* Workshop: September 4, 2017* INLG Conference: September 4-7, 2017

# Organising Committee: Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, University of Coimbra, PortugalBen Burtenshaw, University of Antwerp, BelgiumMike Kestemont, University of Antwerp, BelgiumTom De Smedt, University of Antwerp, Belgium

# Programme Committee: Alessandro Valitutti, University College DublinAmílcar Cardoso, University of CoimbraBen Burtenshaw, University of AntwepCarlos León, Universidad Complutense de MadridCyril Labbe, Université GrenobleEhud Reiter, University of AberdeenFolgert Karsdorp, Meertens InstituteFrançois Portet, Université Grenoble AlpesHannu Toivonen, University of HelsinkiHugo Gonçalo Oliveira, University of CoimbraMatthew Purver, Queen Mary University of LondonMike Kestemont, University of AntwerpPablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de MadridRafael Pérez y Pérez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at CuajimalpaRaquel Hervás, Universidad Complutense de MadridTom De Smedt, University of AntwerpTony Veale, University College DublinSascha Griffiths, Universität Hamburg_______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE from this page: http://mailman.uib.no/options/corpora Corpora mailing list Corpora at uib.no http://mailman.uib.no/listinfo/corpora

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